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News - February 25, 2011

Around the block

SHARE THE ROAD ... New signage for Matadero Road, "Bike lane route, cars need to share the road," is expected to go up when the City of Palo Alto's maintenance program can fit in the work, according to the City of Palo Alto. Barron Park residents have long been concerned about speeding traffic on the road, which is also supposed to be a bicycle route.

JUANA BRIONES AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION ... The Palo Alto Historical Association will discuss the 20-year-long effort to save the Juana Briones House during a talk illustrating the preservation of historic homes on Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. The talk, "Preservation: Connecting Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Juana Briones House Speaks Louder Than Pictures or Words," will take place at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

JUANA HELP JUANA RUN? ... The 15th annual Juana Run race, the Parent-Teacher Association's largest fundraiser for Barron Park Elementary School and the second largest for Juana Briones Elementary, will take place on Saturday, March 12. Volunteers are needed. The race offers a competitive 8K race, a 1-mile family fun run, and pre-K-through-5 children's races. Jobs are mainly one to two hours long. More information is available at or by contacting

HAZARDOUS PHASE OUT? ... A study of the hazardous materials at a plating plant at Communications and Power Industries (CPI), located at 811 Hansen Way in the Stanford Research Park, might move forward as soon as March, according to the city. The study was on hold, but a meeting between city and CPI teams to tour the site and share technical and financial information could soon take place. A draft report is expected in April or May. The city will evaluate the study to determine if it will pursue phasing out zoning that allows the use of hazardous materials or other options. A course of action could begin in May or June, according to city staff.

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